Friday, March 30, 2012


"The most beautiful thing we can experience
is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art
and all science. He to whom this emotion is a
stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder
and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his
eyes are closed."
                                ~Albert Einstein

    There are so many things about life that are mysterious to me! So many things to learn and discover. We are constantly growing up. I learn something new about myself everyday! Something about the things I like, about the way I approach situations, about my feelings, thoughts, and those of everyone around me. We are all so mysterious, and so beautiful. To take a very small example from my life at the moment - My sister is getting married and I am having the WORST time trying to figure out what to give her! You would think I would know her taste having lived with her for the last twenty odd years, but I am learning new things everyday. When people walk into the antique store looking for something to add to their collections I am almost always surprised by what they collect. One lady I remember had nearly a thousand teacups, another collected salt and pepper shakers, one gentleman had an enormous collection of antique and vintage eyewash cups, and our store once purchased a collection of saucers from a lady who owned 18,000. They covered every wall, door, and cupboard in her home! Collections are important and exciting. When I was growing up I collected dolls (among other things). I only have one of those dolls today - the very first I was ever given. Her name is Cecelia Sue. My Mum's collections have greatly influenced my own evolving style over the years. Her treasures have become as precious to me as they are to her, perhaps mostly because they are hers, and they represent a part of her that I love very much. I have taken some pictures of small collections of things in my home for you to see and maybe you will tell me a little about what you love to collect! Also included is a brand new picture I drew recently. Enjoy!

I am linking up with:
Show and Tell Friday
Feathered Nest Friday
Pink Saturday

Drawing by Jennelise

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Romantic Pink Bedrooms

"The very pink of perfection."
             ~Oliver Goldsmith

    I have a wonderful surprise for everyone today! A beautiful guest post from Joanna at Design Shuffle! (see link below) Design Shuffle is an incredible online resource for inspiration and design ideas for your home. It is also an online community for interior designers, architects, and other design professionals to showcase their work and share projects and ideas!
I know you will love the gorgeous pictures that Joanna has collected displaying 'Romantic Pink Bedrooms'. These are some of the prettiest bedrooms I have ever seen - and in my most favorite color! Enjoy and be sure to visit Design Shuffle for fabulous decor ideas for your home! A big thankyou to Joanna for this lovely post and to Kristen for contacting me!


Hi, I’m Joanna, a guest blogger for Design Shuffle, a top online resource for interior designers and design enthusiasts. I spend my days searching out the most gorgeous rooms and home decorating ideas and sharing them with blog readers like you. Thank you Jennelise Rose for allowing me to share my favorite pink bedrooms today! The following dreamy bedrooms prove you don’t have to be a little girl to love pink. Can you imagine waking up to such beauty? I think I would choose to lounge in bed all day, like a lady of leisure. Which bedroom is your favorite?
Pink Bedroom Design
Deliciously layered, this bedroom is reminiscent of a wedding cake. The room’s architectural elements look as if they could have been created by the finest cake decorator.
Floral Design Bedroom
This whimsical attic getaway will surely induce sweet dreams. The rustic setting coupled with ornate lighting and furniture makes for a very romantic space.
Blush Wall Bedroom Design
Blush walls and flooring set the stage for a vintage iron bed and antique French screen. The delicate chandelier completes the elegant look.
Bedroom Interior Design
Rustic elegance fills this dreamy bedroom design with its delicate lace bedding set atop a heavy iron bed. Fresh flowers finish the look.
Romantic Pink Bedroom Design
An ornate twin bed is illuminated with small pin lights for a romantic glow in this girl’s pink bedroom.
Antique Silk Flower Bedroom Design
My favorite room of all—a bedroom filled with sumptuous linens, vintage clothes and hats and antique silk flowers. The Chinoiserie chest adds a touch of the Orient.
Gold & White French Bedroom Design
By far the most prim and proper of our pink rooms, this stately bedroom features an ornate French bed dressed in gold and white. The walls are the palest of pink--they look almost nude.
Little Girl's Dream Bedroom Design
A little girl’s dreams must come true in this whispery soft bedroom. Vintage touches give a nostalgic feel to the space. Does this room inspire lots of lovely interior design ideas?
Images 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 Feeling inspired to redecorate your bedroom? Head on over to Design Shuffle and check out bedroom designs from San Francisco interior designers, Los Angeles interior designers and more.

Sunday, March 25, 2012


"If we had no winter,
the spring would not be so pleasant..."
                   ~Anne Bradstreet

   I am definitely starting to really and truly long for spring! I want sunshine and flowers and longer days! Today, instead, I woke up and it was snowing. I am certain that spring cannot be too far away though. I think I have been spoiled actually - our winter has definitely not been as bad this year as other years. I also know that some of my longings are stemming from the beautiful photos that I keep seeing on so many blogs whose authors are living in warmer climates. How I envy your beautiful flowers beginning to grow! At any rate I am determined to make the best of it, so here are some wintry photos for you and with any luck they will soon be followed by spring pictures! I also discovered this pretty ad on youtube. Enjoy!

Drawing by Jennelise

Friday, March 23, 2012

Sense and Sensibility

"Your handwriting. The way you walk. Which
china pattern you choose. It's all giving you away.
Everything you do shows your hand. Everything
is a self-portrait. Everything is a diary."
                    ~Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

    I found the prettiest blog the other day! Everything about it is, in one word, BEAUTIFUL. Even it's name is lovely: Sense and Sensibility. It is a tumblr scrapbook created by Sara to showcase everything and anything beautiful and inspiring. I love the color scheme and the pretty lace background to say nothing of the plethora of gorgeous photos and quotes you will find there! The quote above is 'borrowed' from this blog and I just love it! I think that it is very true - that we translate ourselves into our actions and the things that we choose to surround ourselves with. Who we are is a combination of so many things! I hope you enjoy browsing through this fantastic blog! Have a lovely weekend!